(Nguoinoitieng.vn) – Tran Manh Tuan is known as Vietnam’s leading saxophonist, a name familiar to domestic audiences. The image of him doing his best on stage with melodious and melodious music is definitely always etched in the hearts of fans.
Some information about the saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan
- Date of birth: May 7, 1970 (51 years old)
- Hometown: Hanoi
- Profession: Musician, songwriter, music producer
- Genre: Word music, Jazz
- Musical instruments: clarinet, saxophone
Solo studio album
- Saxophone solo by Tran Manh Tuan (December 8, 1997)
- Lullaby to Your Eyes – with Vu Quang Trung, Tran Thu Ha and Bang Kieu (2000)
- Sea of Thirst (2001)
- White Summer (2002)
- Coming Home (May 20, 2003)
- The Shadow of Time (June 5, 2006)
- Lullaby in the Jungle (2006)
- Body and Soul (2008)
- Drifting Flowers, Floating Clouds (2008)
- Put Me to Sleep (2009)
- Wings of the Flying Crane (2012)
- Angel Eyes (2012)
- Blue Eyes (2013)
- Jazz it up “Sad” (Sad City) (2013)
- Simply the soul (3/2016)
- Legendary Shepherd on the Moon (March 2016)
- Thu ca (Rhythm of the fall) (4/2016)
Artist Tran Manh Tuan’s path to artistic passion
Saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan was born into a family with an artistic tradition when his father, mother and older sister were Cai Luong artists. That is why artistic blood was instilled in him from an early age.
At the age of 8, he received his first alto saxophone, which was also the young talent’s only childhood toy. Exposed from an early age to the trumpet and accompanying theater troupes performing everywhere, he quickly understood what an artistic life was.
At the age of 9, artist Tran Manh Tuan was responsible for new music for theater troupes and by 11 he was able to play solo trumpet in shows.
At the age of 13, he had the honor of performing in front of international guests at the General Department of Tourism.
In a sharing with the press, the talented artist said that he had to leave his parents when he was young and travel everywhere with theater troupes. And it was this wandering life that trained him to become more experienced, more stable, stronger and more resilient.
|For his contribution to the country’s music industry, he received the Vietnam Best Saxophonist Award in 1993. In 1996, he also received a scholarship and became the first Vietnamese student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA.|
Returning home, he pursued his passion and also became a music producer, following the success of many famous shows.
The hard life behind a talent
Few people know that behind this halo, saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan experienced many misfortunes and despair in life.
At the age of 13, he suddenly suffered from an illness that left him unable to see in one eye. It’s also a difficult time for him. Tran Manh Tuan at that time was extremely painful, life for him was like gray ash. But fortunately, music saved his life, taking him to a more sublime level through melodies.
But the misfortune does not stop there. While performing in Germany, he discovered that both of his kidneys were damaged. However, he is lucky to have many people by his side who love him. It was his brother who gave him the kidney and his friends helped him pay for the operation in the United States.
“Having undergone five surgeries and living with two damaged kidneys and one eye, I wonder how brave he must be to be able to stand up and overcome, living with such passion for music.”
It can be seen that thanks to his love for music, artist Tran Manh Tuan is quite strong after the “death and death” moments in his life.
Now, whenever he relaxes, he visits Buddha Gate to ease his mind after full-fledged adventure moments with melodious music on domestic and foreign stages.